Singer, superstar Prince dies aged 57
April 22, Washington: Superstar and singer Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis at the age of 57.
A local sheriff said that police deputies called to Prince's studio and found the superstar unresponsive in an elevator at his home. Attempts to resuscitate the singer filed, the sheriff told Associated Press news agency.
Prince's publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed that the singer had died at his home studio in Chanhassen.
Prince became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times, according to reports.
No cause of death has been stated. A post-mortem investigation will take place on Friday.
His innovative music spanned rock, funk and jazz. He sold more than 100 million records during his career.
Hundreds of fans gathered outside Paisley Park. US President Barack Obama said the world had lost a "creative icon".
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